Klipsch are better than polk, and then theres one above klipsch, but i can't remember who. I'd have to look into the reference series, to see if its the their lower series, it if is the best polks are going to sound just like it.
Post a link to the speakers u want via bestbuy's site, and i can tell u right off the bat.
Polk are usually meatier, where as Klipsch hits hard, but stays clean and doesnt crush the sound..
Your a klipsch fan because you worked at BB where they are all about klipsch
The best polk is not worse then the low-end klipsch and vice versa ... its back and forth with them ... find the price range you want to spend, see what is offered by both ... hear them out... make a decision. Keep in mind tho too, Polk & Klipsch are still considered entry-level audio for HT enthusiasts ... once you feel the need to upgrade those to the HIGH end brands ... you just became an audiophile
What Universal remote are you looking to buy by any chance? because I have a brand new Logitech 880 and I want to get rid of it. Let me know.